Hinz talks Nebraska

The name of Jesse Hinz from Beatrice (Nebr.) really emerged when he showed up down in Norman (Okla.) as an unofficial visitor. A big, athletic lineman, which just looks like a football player, has quickly ascended up the lists of in-state prospects in the state as well when he came in at 290-pounds at the spring game last weekend. What did Hinz think about Lincoln?

The name of Jesse Hinz is quietly ascending up many recruitnicks boards. The 6-foot-4 and 290-pound lineman from Beatrice (Nebr.) was in Lincoln last weekend for the spring game.

"I really enjoyed it," Hinz said. "I really enjoyed the tunnel walk before the game. That was very exciting, I have never had a chance to do that before, and it was pretty cool."

The Tunnel Walk was just something that Hinz hasn't been able to do before. Hinz has been up to see Lincoln many times before including multiple unofficial visits last year.

"I have been up to Lincoln quite a few times. I was up there last year maybe four or five times for unofficial visits. It was pretty familiar to me except for the tunnel walk."

Before the Ohio State spring game this weekend, the Huskers had enjoyed having the largest spring game attendance of any program nationally. To Hinz, the stadium was just like it is on any Saturday in the fall.

"Nebraska is always usually like that, they have the longest sellout streak in the nation. It really felt like any regular kind of normal game atmosphere. You couldn't tell them apart."

Hinz is a big bodied player who originally was touted to be a defensive tackle. However, the vibe that he is getting from Nebraska leads him to believe that he is being looked at to play on the other side of the ball.

"I weighed in at about 290-pounds that weekend at Nebraska. I think that they measured me at 6-foot-4. I think that they are looking at me to play offensive line more than anything."

Hinz has just assumed that he would be looked at to play defense at the collegiate level, but the opportunity to play offense will also be embraced. Hinz is indifferent to which position he is recruited to play.

"I think that is where Nebraska wants me. Coach Barney Cotton is really the one that is recruiting me. It really doesn't matter to me which side of the ball they recruit me to play."

Hinz has had back-to-back spring game weekends and has some summer camp plans coming up. One of his plans will take him all the way out to the West Coast where he is being recruited by a former Husker.

"I had been to a couple of the spring practices for Nebraska before the game. I went to the Kansas State spring game this weekend. I am going to go to the Nebraska camp, North Dakota State, Kansas and Kansas State plus maybe Iowa.

"There is actually some talk with me and my coach about going out to Oregon to see Eugene and maybe go to camp because of Scott Frost who is out there now. They want me to go up there for camp, so maybe Oregon too."

Hinz is still waiting on that first offer and said that the Cornhuskers are sending him the most mail and corresponding with him the most. He did say that he is receiving mail from a lot of other schools though.

"I don't have any offers yet. I would say that Nebraska is probably sending me the most mail. I get a lot of letters from a bunch of other schools, but from Nebraska the most."


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